Collision Repair and Refinishing

Careers

Positions

Graduates find work in collision repair centers, auto salvage businesses, and auto body shops doing vehicle restoration, collision repair and refinishing, body repair, and automotive customization as:

  • Auto body specialists and technicians
  • Auto refinisher
  • Auto frame/unibody technicians and specialists
  • Painters
  • Parts manager
  • Auto body product salespersons
  • Collision specialist
  • Estimator

With additional coursework and experience, graduates have become:

  • Body shop managers 
  • Auto insurance adjusters
  • Auto appraisers

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Automotive Body and Related Repairers $24,800 $38,800 $45,800
Transportation Equipment Painters $27,200 $34,900 $38,700

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Billion Auto Clive, IA
Black Hawk Auto Refinishers La Porte City, IA
Brimeyer Auto Body Dubuque, IA
Clemons Chevrolet Marshalltown, IA
Deery Brothers Collision Center Cedar Falls, IA
Droste’s Auto Care Waterloo, IA
Dunlap Motors Independence, IA
Iowa Auto Rebuilders Waterloo, IA
Rydell Chevrolet Waterloo, IA
Witham Auto Centers Waterloo, IA

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